Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A game of cards resembling faro, invented in Venice, and popular throughout Europe during the eighteenth century and the latter part of the seventeenth.
  • noun In geology and mining, an outcrop.
  • In geology and mining, outcropping.
  • In geology and mining, to appear at the surface; crop out: said of the edges of strata.
  • noun Same as basset-hound.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A game at cards, resembling the modern faro, said to have been invented at Venice.
  • noun (Geol.) The edge of a geological stratum at the surface of the ground; the outcrop.
  • adjective (Geol.) Inclined upward.
  • intransitive verb (Geol.) To incline upward so as to appear at the surface; to crop out.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a card game
  • verb geology, intransitive To incline upward so as to appear at the surface.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun smooth-haired breed of hound with short legs and long ears
  • verb appear at the surface

Etymologies

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From French bassette, from Italian bassetta.

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